In a lecture or classroom setting, multiple instructional methods should be employed that are accessible to all learners so that information is perceptible to all students (oral, written). Consider using the following delivery methods:
- Provide verbal descriptions of visual material.
- Face the class when speaking and use a microphone.
- Provide crisp, high contrast printed handouts (also make available electronically).
- Repeat student comments/questions.
- Allow enough time for students to process possible questions when posed to them. (Try counting to 10 before providing your own response).
- Allow enough viewing time for students to review slides or overheads or provide copies electronically before (or after) class.
- Use a large enough font on your PowerPoint presentations so the words can be read easily from the back of the room.
- Provide opportunities for students to demonstrate what they know through Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs).
Selected Teaching Effectiveness Program Resources for Inclusive Delivery Methods
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Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs): provides examples and descriptions of CATs that can be modified and used in any course.
Unleashing the Power of PowerPoint: focuses on the effective educational uses of PowerPoint as a presentation software.
Frequent, Prompt and Facilitative: offers a description of CATs and additional resources for including them in your classroom.
How can I make my presentations engaging?: introduces resources for repeating information, having a strong impact, and reengaging students throughout the class.
Effective Presentations: links to various resources on giving effective presentations in large classes